Women’s U19 T20 World Cup | Australia Under 19 vs Bangladesh Under 19

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Women U19 World Cup

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The latest installment of ICC tournaments is all set to get rolling, with Australia & Bangladesh kicking-off the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 World Cup, when they clash in the opening game of the tournament, to be played at the Willowmoore Park in Benoni

AUSU19s lost their opening warm-up fixture vs INDU19s but went on to register a convincing win in their 2nd warm-up game vs hosts SAU19s. BANU19s on the other hand, secured victories in both their warm-up fixtures including an upset win over INDU19s

Top Picks

Claire Moore (AUSU19), Batter- RHB

  • She’s the most experienced batter in the Aussie squad having made both her WBBL & WNCL debut last year
  • She top scored with 25 runs in the warm-up fixture vs INDU19s, and then went on to finish unbeaten on 21* in the 2nd warm-up game vs SAU19s
  • She was the 2nd highest run-getter during the U19 National Championships:
    – Inns- 8 | Runs- 371 | Avg- 93

Amy Smith (AUSU19), Bowler- RALB

  • She is the most experienced player in the entire Aussie squad, carrying an experience of 35 WBBL games
  • Finished with figures of 3-0-14-1 in the warm-up fixture vs INDU19s
  • She has 17 T20 wickets to her name at a SR of 27.76, and will also play a major role with the bat lower down the order

Rhys McKenna (AUSU19), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • She has also made plenty of WBBL & WNCL appearances, and had finished with 6 wickets at an average of 16.5 during last season’s WNCL
  • Finished with figures of 2-0-7-3 in the previous warm-up fixture
  • Scored 157 runs at an average of 26.67 during the U19 National Championships, and also picked 4 wickets at an average of 26.75

Disha Biswas (BANU19), Bowler- RAM

  • The BANU19 skipper will also be opening the bowling for her side
  • She finished with figures of 4-0-23-2 vs SAU19s

Differential Picks

Milly Illingworth (AUSU19), All-Rounder- RHB/RAF

  • She is one of the quickest bowlers featuring in this tournament
  • She was in top form during the U19 National Championships:
    – Inns- 5 | Wkts- 9 | Avg- 9 | SR- 15
  • Finished with figures of 2-0-8-1 in the previous warm-up fixture

Rabeya Khan (BANU19), Bowler- RALB

  • She has already picked 5 T20I wickets at an average of 7.2 across 3 games
  • She also represented the BAN Emerging side vs the SA Emerging team and finished with figures of 4-0-15-3 in one of the games

Jade Allen (AUSU19), All-Rounder- RHB/RALB

  • She was the 3rd highest wicket-taker during the U19 National Championships:
    – Inns- 8 | Wkts- 15 | Avg- 15
  • Finished with figures of 2-0-3-2 in the previous warm-up fixture
  • Has had experience playing in an international T20 league, having played in the Fairbreak Invitational tournament held in UAE last year

Marufa Akter (BANU19), Bowler- RAM

  • She’s one of the 3 players in this BANU19 squad to have already made international appearances for the senior Bangladesh side
  • Finished with figures of 4-0-13-3 vs SAU19s
  • Has picked 3 wickets at a SR of 16 from 2 T20Is

Safe Captaincy Pick

Ella Hayward (AUSU19), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • She was the leading run-getter during the U19 National Championships:
    – Inns- 8 | Runs- 385 | Avg- 77
  • Had a great all-round outing in the warm-up fixture vs INDU19s: 2-0-12-2 & 17*
  • Was the highest run scorer in the warm-up fixture vs SAU19s with an unbeaten knock of 34* runs
  • Has already made 30 WBBL appearances, bagging 16 wickets across these games

Differential Captaincy Pick

Shorna Akter (BANU19), All-Rounder- RHB/RALB

  • She’ll slot in at the No. 4 slot, and will also bowl at least 3 overs being a very handy leg-break bowler
  • She played the best knock across all the warm-up games, having scored 78* off just the 48 balls vs INDU19s
  • She put on a brilliant all-round display in the warm-up game vs SAU19s: 3-0-22-1 & 20*

Player to Avoid

Dilara Akter (BANU19), Batter- RHB

  • She’s scored just the 3 runs at an average of 1.5 from 2 T20I appearances
  • She failed to get going during the warm-up games, registering scores of 1 & 5

Base Team

WK: Kate Pelle

BAT: Claire Moore, Sumaiya Akter, Lucy Hamilton

AR: Ella Hayward, Rhys McKenna, Shorna Akter, Marufa Akter

BOWL: Amy Smith, Disha Biswas, Rabeya Khan

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